The Brazos County Health Department has announced four additional human cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed. To date there are eight cases of human West Nile in Brazos County that have been confirmed by the state.
For medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons, the health department will not give out additional information about the patients.
There is still one additional human case with presumptively positive lab tests that has not been confirmed by the state. Presumptive positive means the hospitals tests confirmed the virus was present in the patient.
The health department urges the public to protect themselves, their homes and their yards from mosquitoes. To protect yourself, wear long, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing to avoid mosquito bites while your outside. Use insect repellent products containing DEET.
To protect your house keep doors, porches and window screens in good condition and frames sealed tightly to help keep mosquitoes out.
To protect your yard get rid of all standing water. Empty or remove any container that will hold standing water. Change water in pet dishes, wading pools and birdbaths daily. Cover trash containers so they will not collect water.